The Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Directorate General of Sashastra Seema Bal has announced a notification regarding SSB recruitment 2017 – 18 on 872 Head Constable, Assistant Sub-Inspector & Sub-Inspector posts for all category candidates in various fields. Those applicants who are interested in applying for the Sashastra Seema Bal Recruitment 2017 and also fulfill eligibility criteria, they can send their SSB Recruitment 2017 – 18 Application Form in the prescribed format to the given address before the last date of this notification and 45 days for remote areas.

Latest: The PET ADmit Card has been released, download it from the “Admit Card” page link given in the quick link box.

SSB Recruitment 2017-18 For HC, ASI, SI

Candidates who are going to participate in the SSB Recruitment 2017 process for the posts of HC, ASI, SI can check all the details like application process, eligibility criteria, selection process etc through this page below.

Event Dates 
Application Form Start 31 Dec 2016
Application Form End 29 Jan 2017
PET Admit Card 26 Apr 2018
PET Date 14 May to 07 Jun 2018

Vacancy Details

Total No. of Vacancies – 872

  • Sub-Inspector (Communication) – 16
  • Assistant Sub-Inspector (Communication) – 110
  • Head Constable (Communication) – 746

Age Limit – Minimum age 18 years for all the posts.

Educational Qualification – Degree in Electronics or Telecommunication or Science / Matric / Matriculation or equivalent plus.

Selection Process – The selection of the candidates will be based on PET / PST / Documentation / Written Examination / Medical Examination.

Application Fee

  • SI – Rs. 200
  • HC – Rs. 100
  • ASI – Rs. 100

How to Apply – Application form for SSB Recruitment 2017 can be downloaded from the official website

SSB Recruitment 2017 Eligibility Criteria

For Sub Inspector (Communication) Post

  • Degree in Electronics or Telecommunication or Science with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from a recognized University or Institute or equivalent.

Age limit – 18 to 25 years

For Assistant SubInspector (Communication) Post

  • Matric with Diploma in Electronics or Telecommunication from an Institution recognized by the State Government or equivalent or
  • 10+2 or Intermediate with aggregate marks of 50% with selective subjects being Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from a recognized Board or Institution or equivalent.

Age limit – 18 to 25 years

For Head Constable (Communication) Post

  • Matriculation or equivalent plus two year Industrial Training Institute certificate in Electronics or Intermediate or 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from a recognized board of institution or equivalent.

Age limit – 18 to 23 years


  • All educational & professional qualification certificates other than Central Board/State Board should be accompanied with Government notification declaring the equivalence of such qualification for service under Central Government.
  • Only date of birth as recorded in the Matriculation certificate will be accepted for determining the age.

SSB Recruitment 2017 Selection Process

The bio-metric examination, photograph and signature of the candidates who report with Admit Card at the recruitment venue will be taken, which shall be followed by the conduct of different stages of the recruitment process as under:-

Physical Efficiency Test (PET) – All candidates will have to undergo Physical Efficiency Test, which will be qualifying in nature and the candidate must qualify the event as under:-

  • SI, ASI & HC – 3.2 km Race in 14 minutes (for male only)

Note – Ex-servicemen are exempted from physical efficiency test. however, they will have to appear in common entrance test, technical test and detailed medical examination.

Physical Standard Test (PST) – The Candidates who qualify the Physical Efficiency Test will have to undergo Physical Standard Test. Ex-servicemen are exempted from PST. However, their actual height, weight and chest measurements will be recorded:-

(a) Height & Chest

(b) Weight:- Weight of the candidate should be proportionate to height and age as per detail given below. Weight will not be disqualification at the time of PST. However, the overweight/underweight candidates will be disqualified at the time of Detailed Medical Examination based on weight and age on the day of Detailed Medical Examination and the height as measured during Physical Standard Test.

The body weights given in the chart are corresponding to only certain height (in cms) on even numbers only. In respect of heights in between, the principle of ‘Average’ will be utilized for calculating body weights.

In doubtful cases of overweight, the assessment will be made on the basis of BMI.


  • Appeal against Physical Standard Test (PST) – Candidates declared disqualified in Physical Standard Test can prefer an appeal to the Appellate Authority for re-measurement of Height and Chest only. The appeals of the candidates shall be disposed of on the same day.
  • Candidates who intend to avail relaxation in height and chest measurements will have to submit the certificate.

Documentation – The candidate who qualifies the Physical Standard Test will have to go through the documentation, in which candidates will have to produce all original documents/certificates the detail of whose are given in the application form to Recruitment Board, failing which the candidate will be disqualified.

Written Examination / Assessment – Candidates who qualify documentation will appear in written examination i.e. Paper-I:-

  • Paper-I (duration: 2 hours):- Paper-I will be of 100 multiple objective type question focusing on General Knowledge, Numerical ability, General English & Hindi, General Reasoning carrying 100 marks. Minimum qualifying marks for Paper-I for all posts will be:-
    • 50 % for General & Ex-Servicemen
    • 45 % for SC/ST/OBC
  • Paper-II (Technical Written Examination of 2 hours duration): Examination shall be conducted for the posts of Sub-Inspector(Communication), Assistant Sub-Inspector(Communication) and Head Constable(Communication) containing 100 multiple objective type questions designed to test the core competency of the candidates in his technical subject. Minimum qualifying marks for Paper-II will be:-
    • 50 % for General & Ex-Servicemen
    • 45 % for SC/ST/OBC
  • Final merit list for the posts of Sub-Inspector (Communication), Assistant Sub-Inspector (Communication) and Head Constable (Communication) will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the Paper-II (Technical Written Examination) only.

Detailed Medical Examination (DME) – Candidates will be put through Detailed Medical Examination strictly on the basis of merit of Written Examination. The Medical Standards for all posts are as under:-

Eye Sight – Visual standards for the posts are as under:-

Final Selection

The final selection list will be prepared in order of merit, category wise, after completion of Review Medical Examination. It is hereby emphasized that the candidates who merely secure the qualifying marks and found medically fit, may not be considered for final selection since the cut off marks will be determined based on number of vacancies after the completion of whole recruitment process.

Instruction to Candidates

  • Only eligible candidates may apply in the prescribed proforma. Candidates should minutely go through all the provisions in the notification to ensure that he is eligible for the post for which he is applying.
  • Candidates should bring all original documents i.e. matriculation, technical pass certificate alongwith self attested Photostat copies of the same at the time of documentation, failing which candidates will be rejected in the documentation stage of recruitment.
  • Name, Father’s Name & Date of Birth should be mentioned exactly as recorded in Matriculation certificate. In case of change the same must be supported by necessary documents otherwise, the candidature will be rejected.
  • The application form must be filled in English & Hindi only and signed by the candidate in his own handwriting. Correction, if any, should be legible and attested by the candidate.
  • SSB will not be responsible for postal delays.
  • Persons employed in Government/Semi-Government/Public Sector Undertakings should apply through proper channel. No objection certificate from their employer will be required to be submitted at the time of documentation.
  • Falsification of documents to mislead the Recruitment board or to gain access to examination would lead to criminal/debar action against the candidate, besides cancellation of his candidature.
  • No separate admit cards/call letters will be issued to the qualified candidates for written examination (Paper-I), Technical Test and Detailed Medical Examination. The list of qualified candidates called for above tests will be displayed on the Notice Board at the Recruitment venue and SSB website.
  • The candidates provisionally selected for the above posts should qualify the training or courses as prescribed by the Director General, Sashastra Seema Bal from time to time during probation period failing which services are liable to be terminated.

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